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Bug 53207 - System hangs on boot when SCSI partition table corrupt
System hangs on boot when SCSI partition table corrupt
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: e2fsprogs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-09-04 23:11 EDT by csieh
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-12 06:46:40 EDT
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fdisk and strace output (3.83 KB, text/plain)
2001-09-04 23:12 EDT, csieh
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Description csieh 2001-09-04 23:11:37 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010809

Description of problem:
After formatting a removeable SCSI disk in Windows '98, Linux would not
boot off of the IDE root partition. Traced problem to fsck hanging due to
bad partition table. See attachment.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.fdisk SCSI disk in Linux, assign type 83
2.boot in Windows '98 and format drive 
3.attempt to re-boot Linux

Actual Results:  Linux boot hangs after displaying "Checking root filesystem"

Expected Results:  Boot should have checked root partition (/dev/hda2) and

Additional info:

See attachment for fdisk and strace output.
Workaround is boot in rescue mode and re-partition the disk. (Or remove the
removeable media)
Comment 1 csieh 2001-09-04 23:12:58 EDT
Created attachment 30907 [details]
fdisk and strace output
Comment 2 Florian La Roche 2003-08-12 06:46:40 EDT
This is a config/setup problem to use one geometry setting across several OS
versions installed.

Florian La Roche

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